Deep Down (OTCMKTS: DPDW) and Glori Energy (OTCMKTS:GLRI) are both small-cap oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Deep Down and Glori Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Deep Down 8.85% 8.18% 7.36%
Glori Energy N/A N/A N/A

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Deep Down and Glori Energy’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Deep Down $25.38 million 0.52 $160,000.00 $0.11 8.86
Glori Energy $9.00 million 0.04 -$36.25 million N/A N/A

Deep Down has higher revenue and earnings than Glori Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

6.0% of Deep Down shares are owned by institutional investors. 46.2% of Glori Energy shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Deep Down has a beta of -0.21, indicating that its stock price is 121% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Glori Energy has a beta of 3.57, indicating that its stock price is 257% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Deep Down and Glori Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Deep Down 0 0 0 0 N/A
Glori Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Summary

Deep Down beats Glori Energy on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Deep Down

Deep Down, Inc. is engaged in the oilfield services industry. The Company operates through Deep Down Delaware segment. The Company is a provider of specialized services to the offshore energy industry to support deep water and ultra-deep water exploration, development and production of oil and gas, and other maritime operations. It also produces custom engineered products that assist it in fulfilling service objectives for specific projects on a contractual basis. The Company designs and manufactures deep water and ultra-deep water, surface and offshore equipment solutions, which are used by independent and foreign national oil and gas companies in offshore areas across the world. The Company provides engineering and management services, including the design, installation and retrieval of subsea equipment and systems, connection and termination operations, well-commissioning services, as well as construction support and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) operations support.

About Glori Energy

Glori Energy Inc., an energy technology and oil production company, provides services to third party exploration and production companies in North America and Brazil. It operates through Oil and Gas, and AERO Services segments. The Oil and Gas segment produces and develops oil and natural gas interests. The AERO Services segment offers biotechnology solutions of enhanced oil recovery through a two-step process, including analysis phase, reservoir screening process that obtains field samples and evaluates potential of AERO system; and field deployment phase that deploys skid mounted injection equipment. Glori Energy Inc. was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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